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  1. Introduction
  2. Examination of the developing cyber civilizations
  3. The media culture
  4. The popularity of online relationships
  5. The social exchange perspective
  6. The characteristics of an online interpersonal relationship
  7. The casual atmosphere of the internet dating pool
  8. Differences between online and face-to-face relationships
  9. Role of verbal and textual cues
  10. Common concerns with online dating
  11. Conclusion
  12. Bibliography

The Internet has arguably been the most significant aspect of technological, economic and social evolution in the past century. What was limited to being a beneficial component of American national security, has blossomed into the worldwide information super highway and focal point for businesses, governments and individuals around the world. Perhaps, most notably, the Internet has evolved into an international social microcosm, where online communities are born, social networks thrive, and even romantic partners are found. ??the invention of the Internet does not merely give a new tool for information collection and circulation; it creates a virtual world that awakens and develops nations?

In the examination of these developing cyber civilizations and virtual worlds, it becomes apparent that the conventional means and methods of attaining and sustaining a romantic relationship are now accompanied by a new, increasingly popular medium. The Internet is emerging as a social technology, which is responsible for this new genre of interpersonal relationships, that twenty years ago, would have only been accomplished primarily through face-to-face interaction.

[...] This greater emotional investment can conclude in a stronger commitment to work through disagreements in order to maintain the relationship. While cyber relationship is still a very young practice, it is increasing in popularity and affectivity, and will one day perhaps be the preferred method of finding and initiating romance. Bibliography: Merkle, Erich R. and Richardson, Rhonda A. Digital Dating and Virtual Relating: Conceptualizing Computer Mediated Romantic Relationships, Family Relations, Vol No (April 2000) pp. 187-192, National Council on Family Relations Donn, Jessica E. [...]


[...] this premise of psychological reward as a determinant for positive outcomes in a relationship can be further delineated into two separate ideas, minimax and equity, which collectively address the extent to which relationships are fulfilling at the cost of being emotionally taxing.?[4] The term minimax refers to minimizing the cost or sacrifice and maximizing the rewards produced from human interaction. This suggests that successful relationships gives us more than they take. The term equity in this case implies, that the effort put into a relationship is proportional to outcome. [...]


[...] and Richardson, Rhonda A. Digital Dating and Virtual Relating: Conceptualizing Computer Mediated Romantic Relationships, Family Relations, Vol No (April 2000) pp. 187-192, National Council on Family Relations Korzenny cited on p Wang, Hong and Lu, Zin-An Cyberdating: Misinformation and (Dis)trust in Online Interaction, Informing Science Journal, Vol Shippensburg, PA http://www.match.com Kirchoff, Eileen. Telephone Interview. April 29th 2009 Wang, Hong and Lu, Zin-An Cyberdating: Misinformation and (Dis)trust in Online Interaction, Informing Science Journal, Vol Shippensburg, PA Suler Ph.D, John cited in Wang, Hong and Lu, Zin-An Cyberdating: Misinformation and (Dis)trust in Online Interaction, Informing Science Journal, Vol Shippensburg, PA Wang, Hong and Lu, Zin-An Cyberdating: Misinformation and (Dis)trust in Online Interaction, Informing Science Journal, Vol Shippensburg, PA Walther cited in Donn, Jessica E. [...]

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